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356 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Life of Patrick Henry, I, 28-48; Campbell's History of Vir- 
ginia, 507-518; Cobb's Rise of Religious Liberty in America, 
108-m; Meade's Old Churches and Families of Virginia, I, 
216-225, and (especially for documents showing the clergy's 
side of the case) Perry's Papers Relating to the History of the 
Church in Virginia, 434-448, 458-501, 506-519. 

Rev. John Camm was son of Thomas Camm, of Hornsea, 
Yorkshire, England. Born in 1718, he took his B. A. degree 
at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1741-42, and came to Virginia 
in or before 1745, when he was minister of Newport Parish, Isle 
of Wight county. In 1749 he was appoined professor of divinity 
in William and Mary College, and was its President from 177 1 
to 1777, when he was removed by the Board of Visitors on ac- 
count of his sympathy with England. He died in 1779, and has 
many descendants. 

For account of John Camm and his family see William and 
Mary Quarterly, IV, 61-62, 275-278. 



HENRY COUNTY. 



From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth 
Century, et seq. 



From the records in the clerks office, by C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, Va. 



(CONTINUED) 

Marvell Nash, on certificate from Wm. McCraw, A. D. Q. M. 
to the Southern Department for ,£8. 2. 5. specie. 

Ingram Nunn, on same, for 98 & 60 ninetieths of Dollars in 
specie. 

George Hairston, on same, 93 & 30 90ths of Ditto. 

Stanwix Hord, on same, for 130 ditto in specie. 

John Redd, on same, for 334 & 42 90ths of ditto. 

Brice Martin, on same, for 137 & 60 ooths of ditto. 

John Rowland, on same, for 207 & 45 90ths of ditto. 

Samuel Huff for 33 lbs Bacon to Hospital at Henry C. H. 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 357 

Robert Cave for 18 lbs do. for ditto. 

John Barksdill for 7 days Waggon & Team for ditto. 

Also £6. 10. o. for stables 6 months for 6 horses, two rooms 
and one bed for the use of the Hospital at Henry Courthouse. 

Thomas Morrow for 350 lbs Beef to Comm'r of Provisions. 

Thomas Marvel 300 do. to same. 

Edward Pedigoe 250 do. to same. 

Daniel Ross 300 do., 1 Peck corn & 3 diets to same. 

Wm. Rentfro 300 do., J^ bus. Corn & 4 diets to same. 

Robert Stockton 2 bush. Corn, 33 diets, Pasturage for 73 days 
of Public Cattle & 12 bundles Fodder to same. 

John Redd for 365 lbs Beef furnished same. 

James Spencer 3 bush Oats, 12 bun. Fodder & 18 diets to 
same. 

Frederick Fulkerson 440 lbs Beef to same. 

James Green & Elijah Green 4 days each as Drivers to same. 

Archibald Gray ham 1,600 lbs Beef to same. 

Jesse Corn ^400 for Rifle Gun impressed by Capt. Geo. 
Hairston on march to assistance of Gen' Greene, April, 1781. 

Wm. Blevins ,£200 for Smooth bored Gun on same march. 

Jarrot Patterson for 28 lbs Iron for Col. Lee's Legion Light 
Dragoons. 

Joseph Bouldin 17^ lbs Bacon for Militia in August, 1780. 
Also 14 lbs Bacon & 1 Peck corn for use of the Botetourt Militia 
on their return from Gen 1 Greene, April, 1781. Also 9^ do. 
for Baggage waggons. Also 29 lbs do. to Militia of this county 
in March 1781. Also 2^ Gallons Brandy & 5 lbs good hard 
soap for the Gen 1 Hospital. 

Alexander Nelson 7 bbls corn Gen 1 Hospital at Col. Perkins's 
Ap', 1881. 

John Lindsay 6 bbls corn for same. 

John Rentfro 700 lbs Beef to the Com'mr of Provisions. 

Violet Hill 285 ditto to ditto. 

Also for 30 diets & 1 bushel meal to Capt. John Donelson's 
Company on his march against the Indians in June, 1778. 

Swinfield Hill 20 lbs Bacon to same. 

Also 365 lbs Beef to the Com'mr of Provisions. 

James Lindsay 185 lbs ditto to same. 



358 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Harmon Cook for 8 lbs Pork & i Peck of Meal furnished the 
Militia of Henry on return from Gen 1 Green in Feb'y, 178 1. 

Henry Warren £8. for a Rvfle Gun impressed for Militia of 
this County ordered to Gen 1 Greene, March, 1781. 

Thomas Tinch 1 2 Bbls corn to Samuel Moore, Forage Master, 
hauling public stores to Gen 1 Sumpter in South Carolina. 

Baldwin Rowland purchasing commissary at Hospital at Henry 
C. H. for 2 months & ;6 days services for himseif & one horse 
& forage for said horse from 20th Feb'y till 5 May 1781. 

William Bohanan .£1,300 for a Rifle Gun impressed for the 
militia from Henry County in April, 1781, & lost. 

John Ranstanton for 375 lbs Beef for Capt. James Tarrant on 
march with British Prisoner from South Carolina to Winchester 
in Nov'r, 1781. 

Swinfield Hill 10 | — for Diets to Capt. John Donelson on his 
return from the Indian Expedition in August, 1778. 

John Cooper 27^ lbs Bacon to Hospital at Henry C. H. 

John Watson 200 lbs Beef to Com r of Provisions. 

John Parr 630 lbs ditto furnished same. 

Josiah Smith ^550 for Shot Gun impressed for Capt. Hanby's 
Company of Militia, April 20, 1781. 

Abraham Penn, Esq', 1,925 lbs Beef to Com', Jan'y, 1780. 

Mary Hickey for 2 Gallons Brandy to Capt. Alexander Hen- 
ley's Comp'y Volunteers & 1 Diet on march to the southward. 

1782, Nov. 29. Wm. Smith, Pasturage for 2 Beeves 6 days, 
2 diets & forage for two horses furnished the Com' of Provisions. 

Also four Diets & forage for 4 Horses furnished same. 

Jesse Atkinson for 375 lbs Beef furnished same. 

Woody Burdge for 270 lbs ditto to same. 

Henry France 6 Diets & forage for 5 Horses for same. 

Wm. Mitchell 40 diets & one bushel corn furnished the militia 
of Washington (co.) on their return from Camp, March, 1781. 

Robert Baker is allowed 325 lbs Beef to Henry Lyne, Com', 
Nov'r, 1780. 

David McGown 120 lbs Pork to Capt. Shelton's Company 
ordered out against an Insurrection of the Tories. 

Woody Burdge ^40 for a Sheep to Capt. Hanby, same expe- 
dition. 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 359 

Also 17 lbs Bacon for the Militia against the British. 

Henry France allowed 120 bundles Double banded Sheaves 
of Oats for Horses employed in transporting Cloathing to the 
So. Army. Also 14 lbs nett Pork for Waggoners & Guards. 

Also for 30 Sheaves Oats, 24 bundles fodder, ^ bushel corn 
& one horse shod for Capt. Cowans guards over Prisoners. 

Also 8 lbs Dryed Beef to John Rowland, Waggon Conductor 
for Wm. McCraw, A. D. Q. M., on return from Charlotte. 

Also 231 Sheaves Oats to John Redd, Wagon Conductor for 
the said McCraw, August, 1781. 

Also 3 Diets & 2 forages for 1 Horse to Capt. James Tarrant 
on his march with British Prisoners, Nov., 1781, to Winchester. 

Frederick Fulkerson 21 bushels Corn to Sam 1 Moore, Forage 
Master to Gen 1 Sumpter, of South Carolina. 

Also 3 bushels corn for waggon Horses of the Virginia Militia 
on their return from the Southern Army. 

Joseph Anthony ^200 for a pair of Stillards impressed for the 
militia when ordered to join Gen 1 Greene, March, 1781. 

David Lanier for 1 % Barrels corn for waggons of So. Carolina. 

Jesse Chandler ^150 for a Gun for public use, March, 1781. 

Lamuel Lanier 20 lbs Bacon agreeble to certificate. 

John Hickey 2 Gals. Cyder for Botetourt Militia, Mch., 1781. 

Also % bushel Corn for Capt. Gilmore's Company. 

Also 7 Diets for the Militia discharged Jan'y, 1781. 

John Minter 86 lbs Pork to Hospital at Henry Courthouse. 

Charles Finch 1 1 Bus. Corn for Teams on their return from 
Peytonsburg to Salisbury. 

John George 5 bushels corn for same. 

John East 1 1 ditto for ditto. 

Jacob McCraw, wagon & Team 5 days for the Militia of this 
county on their march to join the Marquis D. L. Fayette. 

James Spencer ^700. o. o. for one Rifle Gun & one Shot Gun 
impressed for the militia of the county agreeable to certificate. 

Samuel Walker 3 diets, 1 peck corn & 10 bundles fodder to 
Hugh Armstrong while conveying Lead to Gen' Greene's Head 
Quarters. 

Henry France for 100 Double banded sheaves of Oats as per 
•certificate of Will. Graves, W. Conductor. 

Henry Harris .£200. for Shot Gun impressed in May, 1781. 



860 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Joseph Anthony 15 Bushels Com & 500 lbs Fodder for the use 
of Col. Crockets Light Horse, March 7th, 178 1. 
Also for 16 Bushels Corn & 700 lbs Fodder, March 8th, 1781. 
Also 500 lbs Fodder for the same, March 9th, 1781. 
Also 500 lbs Fodder for same, March 10th, 1781. 

(to be continued) 



The Effect of the Adoption of the Constitution upon 
the Finances of Virginia.* 



By W. F. Dodd, University of Chicago. 



In the first years of the colony of Virginia all revenue was 
raised by tithes, which though comparatively just at that time 
became more and more unequal with the growing complexity of 
society. The imposition of other taxes was a result of struggle 
between the rich landlords and the poorer classes. 

Customs and tonnage taxes were imposed by acts of 1705, 
1726 and 1742, and these were continued with little alteration 
down to the Revolution. They had become an important 
source of revenue, the export tax on tobacco alone yielding 
^7,000 in 1770. Though tobacco exports declined after 1770, 
over 40,000 hogsheads were shipped in 1775, and the trade of 
Virginia was constantly increasing. The total imports of Vir- 
ginia and Maryland in 1769 were ^851,140, of which ^774,943 
was from Great Britain. With the beginning of the Revolution 

* This paper was prepared in a Seminar on Constitutional History at 
the University of Chicago. The principal sources of information were: 
Hening, Statutes of Virginia; Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vols. 
IV, V; Senate Journal of Virginia, 1785-90; American State Papers, 
Finance I; Journal of Congress, Vol. IV; MacPherson on Commerce, 
Vol. Ill; Ripley, Financial History of Virginia; Madison's Debates of 
Constitutional Convention; Works of Madison and Jefferson; Ford's 
Pamphlets on the Constitution; Elliott's Debates; Annals of Congress, 
1789-91; U. S. Statutes at Large, Vol. I; and Hill, Early Tariff Policy 
of the United States, Pub. American Economic Association, Vol. VIII.